All New 32RedSport.com Conditional Jockeys' Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,339 2nd £687 3rd £343 4th £172
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 56.10s
- Off time: 14:20:28
|1st||7 The Snappy Poet||7/1|
|2nd||5 Lucky Cody||s.h||5/2|
Admiral Hawke (IRE) 196
|8||154 11-0||B Ellison||Craig Gallagher (6)||110||9/4j|
Flemensworth (IRE) 787
|6||154 11-0||F O'Brien||Conor Shoemark (3)||33/1|
Gran Maestro (USA) 40
|5||154 11-0 b||Dr R D P Newland||Christopher Ward (3)||9/4j|
Just Lewis 24
|7||154 11-0 h||Mrs N S Evans||Mr O Garner (5)||100/1|
Lucky Cody (IRE) 24
|5||154 11-0 b||B Ellison||Nathan Moscrop (6)||110||5/2|
Spencer Moon (IRE) 39
|6||154 11-0||L Corcoran||Tom Bellamy (3)||115||16/1|
The Snappy Poet 22
|5||154 11-0 h||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||105||7/1|
Benefit Of Youth (IRE)
||6||11-0||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne||6/5|
Brian Ellison has set his stall out to win this and should do so via ADMIRAL HAWKE, who can see off the attentions of stablemate Lucky Cody. It's a surprise that he's still a maiden after three placed efforts when trained in Ireland and though absent since New Year's Day he should be ready to get off the mark. Lucky Cody has a fitness advantage having produced his best run over hurdles at Hexham last month while Spencer Moon should be capable of landing a little race somewhere this campaign. Gran Maestro, three times a winner on the level, is just the type his yard does well with so he's one to note on his hurdling debut.
The Snappy Poet 10-1 (10-11) Mid-division, took keen hold, outpaced when mistakes 7th and 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, no chance with leaders, 3rd of 9, 34l behind Kalmbeforethestorm (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Lucky Cody (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Tracked winner virtually throughout, outpaced in clear 2nd before 2 out, kept on under pressure approaching last, never on terms, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Lyric Street (10-12) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Gran Maestro (USA) 9-4fav (9-2) Held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Stockhill Diva (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun (flat).
Spencer Moon (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up behind in touch, headway on outside 6th, ridden to chase leaders before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 4th of 10, 27l behind Roberto Pegasus (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Jun.
Admiral Hawke (IRE) 15-8fav (10-13) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, one pace after, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Emral Silk (11-6) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Flemensworth (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, in touch, not much room on inside over 6f out, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 7th of 10, 50l behind African Gold (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gd in May '12.
Just Lewis 100-1 (10-7) Always in rear, fell 2 out, in a race won by Paloma's Prince (10-4) at Worcester 2m cond mdn hdle (4) gf in Jun, 12 ran.